AIMING HIGH: Players fly into action during the Junior Gold Cup under-17 rugby union trials in Rockhampton.
AIMING HIGH: Players fly into action during the Junior Gold Cup under-17 rugby union trials in Rockhampton. Chris Ison Rokcunion

Talented juniors go for Gold at rugby trials

TRENT Sullivan said selectors had their work cut out deciding on the final make-up of the Central Queensland Junior Gold Cup squads at the weekend.

The Queensland Rugby Union CQ development officer said there was a wealth of talent on display among the 120 players who turned out for the final trials in Rockhampton on Saturday.

Under-15 and under-17 players from CQ, Central Highlands, Mackay and Wide Bay were vying for selection in the 28-member squad in each age group.

"We were very impressed with the talent," Sullivan said.

"All the players showed a high level of skill and really pushed for selection.

"It was difficult to leave any of them out."

The Junior Gold Cup is a national development and competition program, which gives players the opportunity to compete against the best in their age group across Australia.

Sullivan said it was a great platform on which talented young juniors could build towards higher representative honours in the sport.

See more photos and the full squads in Junior Sport on Wednesday.